Glacial Gold Hopped Cider

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Infused with the woody, floral, and citrusy aromas of the complex, yet versatile Glacier hops, this isn’t your average cider. The hop aromas are the first thing to hit your senses, followed by a smooth, clean apple flavor. The late hop addition and dry-hopping method will prevent any bitterness from making itself present the beer. Instead, you only get the hop aromas and flavors, which pair perfectly with the floral and fruity apple notes. Perfect for gluten-free hop lovers.

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Hard Apple Cider Refill
  • 1 Packet Glacier Hops (.5 oz)
  • 2 Muslin Hop Sacks

 

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.040 (approx.) -- FG: 1.005 (approx.)
  • Flavor: Fruity
  • ABV (alc/vol): 4.5
  • SRM (Color): 3
  • IBU (Bitterness): 0
  • BJCP Style: C2. Specialty Cider and Perry - C2E. Cider with Herbs and Spices

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 1 - 3 Weeks = 2 Months

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Glacial Gold Hopped Cider Instructions

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Hard Apple Cider Refill
  • 1 Packet Glacier Hops (.5 oz)
  • 2 Muslin Hop Sacks

 

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.040 (approx.) -- FG: 1.005 (approx.)
  • Flavor: Fruity
  • ABV (alc/vol): 4.5
  • SRM (Color): 3
  • IBU (Bitterness): 0
  • BJCP Style: C2. Specialty Cider and Perry - C2E. Cider with Herbs and Spices

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 1 - 3 Weeks = 2 Months

 

STEP 1: SANITIZING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions to download by visiting our help desk.)

NOTE: BE SURE TO SANITIZE EVERYTHING THAT WILL COME INTO CONTACT WITH YOUR BEER. 

STEP 2: BREWING

Brewing Cider is the process of combining a sugar source (in this case, Apple Cider Concentrate) with yeast. Once combined, the yeast eats the sugars in the concentrate, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation.

    1. Using the sanitized measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot and bring to a boil, then remove from heat.
    2. Open the bottles of cider concentrate and pour the contents into the hot water. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented cider is called “must”.
    3. Place HALF of the Glacier pellet hops into a hop sack tying it closed, then trim away excess material, and add hop sack to the hot cider mixture. Refrigerate the other half.
    4. Fill keg with cold water to the #1 mark on the back.
    5. Pour the cider mixture into the keg, including the hop sack, and then bring the volume of the keg to the #2 mark by adding more cold water. Stir vigorously with a spoon or whisk being careful not to scrape the sides of the fermenter.
    6. Sprinkle the provided yeast into the keg, then screw on lid. Do not stir.
    7. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 65° and 76° F (20°-25° C) and out of direct sunlight.
    8. After approximately 24 hours after adding the yeast, you will be able to see the fermentation process happening by shining a flashlight into the keg. You'll see the yeast in action in the must. The liquid will be opaque and milky, you will see bubbles rising in the liquid, and there will be bubbles on the surface.
    9. After 1 week of fermentation, sanitize the 2nd hop sack in boiling water for a few minutes, then add the rest of the Glacier hops to the sanitized hop sack and quickly add to the fermenter (Do not leave the lid open for too long). This technique is called “dry-hopping”.
    10. Ferment for an additional 7-14 days (14-21 days total).


Your fermentation will usually reach its peak in 2 to 5 days (this is also known as “high krausen”). You may see a layer of foam on top of the must, and sediment will accumulate at the bottom of the fermenter. This is totally normal. Complete fermentation will take approximately 2 weeks.
After high krausen the foam and activity will subside and your batch will appear to be dormant. Your beer is still fermenting. The yeast is still at work slowly finishing the fermentation process. 

Step 3: BOTTLING AND CARBONATING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions to download by visiting our help desk.)

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Alcohol by volume: 4.5%
SRM (color): 3
Glacial Gold Hopped Cider is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice Crisp Taste I brewed this and shared it with friends and family. We have all thoroughly enjoyed this hopped apple cider.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Cider I enjoyed this recipe, having never made a cider with hops before. It came out with less sweetness than the usual cider, making it more popular than regular cider with my beer drinker friends.
Date published: 2017-03-19
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